KUWAIT: The Cabinet discussed yesterday a bill forwarded by the Bureau of the Minister of State for Youth Affairs stipulating a five-year strategy aimed at employing citizens on basis of the market demand and the State Development Strategy.
The Cabinet, during the weekly session held at Seif Palace, examined the proposed plan, designed to secure works through “an employment map,” needed by the State institutions and the private sector; whereby the employment degree and the allotted payment for each civil servant must be according to the State requirements.
This approach warrants re-examining current specializations at Kuwait University, private universities, colleges and institutes of the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training. The Cabinet decided to submit the proposed bill to the Civil Service Commission for further examination and working out an executive program and a timetable to put the proposed plan into action.
The ministers, during the session chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, re-examined the second report of the commission tasked with following up on implementation of procedures for backing financial and economic reforms, according to the Cabinet statement, read by the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah.
The ministers were briefed by the Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh, Finance Undersecretary Khalifah Hamada and senior finance ministry officials about the commission measures for boosting the reforms. The abovementioned commission has held 105 separate meetings with work teams and entrepreneurs.
Moreover, a technical bureau for backing up the commission has been set up. The office is charged with facilitating the committee tasks and following up on implementation of the reforms. Furthermore, the reforms document has been harmonized with the development plan.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet was informed about recommendations by the legal affairs committee regarding a number of bills. It approved a proposed MoU for police cooperation between the State of Kuwait and the Government of the Federal Mexican States, a bill for cultural and technical cooperation with the said state, another bill for identical cooperation with Egypt and a draft law for cooperation in oil, gas and petrochemical sectors with Qatar. All these bills have been referred to His Highness the Amir, pending submission to the National Assembly.
The ministers also discussed a host of political issues, in shadow of reports related to conditions on the Arab and international levels. The Kuwaiti Cabinet, during the session, condemned the recent suicidal and bombing attacks in Jordan and Turkey, where a large number of innocent people died, rejecting such criminal operations that aim at spilling blood of the innocent and destabilizing states.
At start of the session, the ministers were briefed about contents of a message addressed to His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, from Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi regarding the distinctive ties between the two brotherly countries, as well as the invitation to His Highness to pay an official visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt.
They were also informed about a message from the Gambian president to His Highness the Amir, another one from the General Governor of the Commonwealth of Australia and a fourth message to His Highness from the president of Jerusalem University on accomplishing His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Complex for Medical Sciences. – KUNA